January 27, 2015
Syrian media has reported Israeli artillery fire at a Syrian military based in Golan Heights.
According to a report, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to accept the idea of a Kurdish-controlled northern Syria.
The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Jordan's parliament said Tuesday that the country would "likely" accept a deal to release a prisoner on death row in exchange for a Japanese hostage if the swap also included Jordan's captured fighter pilot.
Syrian actress Kinda Alloush is tired of being in the spotlight; does that mean she's leaving acting behind?
As Iraqi troops hailed success in retaking eastern Iraq's Diyala Monday, Kurdish militia announced the complete drive-out of Daesh militants from the key Syrian border city of Kobane, whose bloody plight has been a focus point in the Kurdish struggle to stave off militants.
Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, who recently pledged allegiance to Daesh and renamed itself "Sinai Province," released a video on Monday depicting what they said were images of Egyptian security forces mistreating Muslim female protesters, followed by footage of captured police captain Ayman El-Desouki's kidnapping and execution at the hands of the group.
Despite low expectations, Syrian opposition figures began peace talks in Moscow on Monday. A government official may join later in the week.
January 26, 2015
Of the 34 air-strikes, 21 were launched in Syria and 13 in Iraq, focusing on the cities of Kobani, Mosul, Tal Afar, and Falluja.
AFP announces the Kurdish forces have reclaimed the border town of Kobani from Daesh.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his intent to release Goto "by seeking cooperation with other countries," according to Kyodo News.
Turkey opened its largest refugee camp, which at maximum capacity will host 35,000 Syrians, many of whom are fleeing the violence in Kobani.
She's been in Iraq five times over the past eight years, and UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie says this is the worst she's ever seen in the refugee camps.
When your father is a famous actor like Abbas al Nouri, why not become one too!
January 25, 2015
Daesh radio confirmed on Sunday that its terrorists have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release of a video announcing the hostage's death, according to AFP.
Four civilians were killed and dozens wounded when rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds Sunday at central Damascus, a monitoring group said.